Margaret Camp declares the kitchen her favorite room in the house. With its pastoral views and unique elements of design it’s a place she likes to be.
Text by Linda Wright / Photography by Mac Jamieson
When Margaret Camp isn’t outside with her beloved horses you will likely find her in the kitchen of her farmhouse. The home was built in 2002, but the inspiration came in 1999 when Margaret toured the restoration of an old house nearby. “I fell in love with the whole house and just expanded on the floor plan,” she says. With the help of designer Philip Franks and builders MacClary and Associates the plan became reality.
The combination of slate and hardwood flooring in the restored house used a multicolored slate and was set on a diagonal design, but Margaret felt that the black slate set in squares was more “farm-like” and therefore more fitting for her new house. The limestone countertops were lightly sealed for a bit of protection from spills and such, but Margaret confesses that she likes “the scratches and stains so that they looked used and old as opposed to too polished.”